T.J. Lane, the suspect in the Feb. 27 shooting at Chardon High School that left three students dead and three wounded, told the judge Tuesday he understood the charges against him.
He looked calm and spoke in subdued tones.
With those words, 17-year-old T.J. Lane – the suspect in the shooting spree that left three high school students dead and three wounded on Feb. 27 – told an Ohio judge Tuesday that he understood the charges against him and the judicial process ahead.
Lane said he understood when Juvenile Judge Tim Grendell said the case could be moved to an adult court, because of his age and the nature of the charges against him.
The shootings at Chardon High School near Cleveland left a community in mourning.
Family members of several victims were in the courtroom as Lane listened to the judge with little change in his facial expression. The youth wore an olive-green dress shirt and sat next to his attorney.
Lane is charged with three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of attempted aggravated murder, and one count of felonious assault. He did not enter a plea Tuesday.
Judge Grendell set a new date for a probable-cause hearing, which will help determine if the case is moved to an adult court. The hearing is postponed, Grendell said, from March 19 to April 3 because two new attorneys have joined the defense team.